Date Added: Dec 2009
In this paper a survey of the main proposals to simulate in Transport Networks is presented. A new model focused on GMPLS-based networks is proposed. The proposal is evaluated and results show that the model is able to simulate different failure propagation scenarios. Results also offer identifying what are the critical parts of the network when failure propagation occurs in order to protect and minimize the impact of a failure. Epidemic networks is a general term that describes how an epidemic occurs when new cases of a certain disease, in a given population, and during a given period, substantially exceed what is "Expected", based on recent experience.